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Flying Aeroplanes and Helicopters: Beyond the PPL (Collected Articles From Flight Training News, 2006-2011) [Kindle Edition]

Helen Krasner

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Book Description

This is the second collection of articles from flying instructor Helen Krasner's popular column in the publication "Flight Training News". Written at various times over the period 2006 - 2011, this book is aimed at anyone who is interested in flying, but should be particularly useful for those who have a pilot's licence and either fly for fun or are aiming to get a commercial pilot's licence in the future. This book consists of 12 articles, has over 20,000 words, and includes a useful glossary. Topics covered include hints on your first flights after obtaining your PPL, an account of a solo flying trip to France, the dangers of helicopter downwash to all pilots, and the position of women in commercial aviation.

The last two books in the series will cover helicopter flying in more detail, and exteriences of being a flying instructor.

Product Details

  • File Size: 215 KB
  • Print Length: 68 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MIDCBO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,221,354 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Until recently Helen Krasner held a rotary Commercial Pilot's Licence and an Instructor's Rating for helicopters. She worked as a helicopter instructor for many years, instructing for various flying schools on Robinson R22s and R44s. She has also flown 30+ other helicopter types, had a private pilot's licence for aeroplanes, and had a go at flying microlights, gliders, and balloons.

Helen has been writing professionally for many years and now contributes regularly to a number of aviation publications and websites. Before becoming involved in aviation she walked 5,000 miles around the coast of Britain, gaining a 'Guinness Book of Records' entry. She wrote about this adventure in her first book 'Midges, Maps & Muesli', now available in both print and ebook formats. After she became a pilot she followed this up with two aviation books - 'The Helicopter Pilot's Companion', and 'Flying Helicopters - a Companion to the PPL(H)'. Helen was nominated for an Aerospace Journalist of the Year award in 2004, for an article about flying helicopters in Russia. She is also a former Newsletter Editor for the BWPA (British Women Pilots' Association).

Helen lives in a small village in Derbyshire in England, with a wonderful view of the Peak District. She has travelled extensively, and written a book about her travels - 'Travels on Seven Continents'. She shares her life with her partner David and their four cats. The cats have led to a further book (and possibly more in the pipeline), but are no help whatsoever when it comes to writing, thinking their job is to sit on the computer keyboard!

Helen also has a website, www.must-fly.com.

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